Particulate and trace metal emission from mosquito coil and cigarette burning in environmental chamber

The objectives of this study were to characterize the emissions of indoor air pollutants from the burning of mosquito coils and cigarettes using a closed environmental chamber, to compare air pollutant emissions from different types of mosquito coils and cigarettes, which are popular in Indian market; to quantify emissions from burning of mosquito coils and cigarettes with respect to particulate matter (PM0.25, PM1.0, PM2.5, and PM10) and metals. Smoke contains several thousands of chemicals and heavy metals, and most of them are formed during the burning of cigarettes and burning of mosquito coils. The present study attempts to characterize the emissions of PM and heavy metals from different types of mosquito coils and cigarettes burning which were monitored in three different phases pre-burning, during burning, and post-burning.

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